| "Thatch Cottage" designed by Elmer Grey, 1911|
The original roof shingles were woven together
very closely and irregularly to give
the texture of a thatched roof.
|The original roof is no longer visible.|
Today the house is called the McClintock House
When Mrs. Effie Neustadt hired Pasadena architect, Elmer Grey, to design her home on the southwest corner of Mariposa St. and Maiden Lane, she was over 70 years old and restricted to a wheelchair. The 12 room, super-sized English country cottage, with its sweeping mountain and valley views, was made accessible to the new resident by large bay windows and covered porches. The upstairs master bedroom had an adjoining room for a nurse-companion as well as access to a sewing room and a screened area that could be used as an outdoor living room.
|Formal gardens surrounding the McClintock |
house extended south to Marcheta Street
Effie died only four years after she moved into the house. Duluth, Minnesota attorney John McClintock and his wife purchased the property for $28,000 in 1915, and lived there until 1962. Since then, only two other people have owned the property.
|View of the house from the back, |
looking north, about 1920